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1950's or 1960's Shift Dress (red)

Added Aug 22, 2009

by tasallison

Hobart, Australia






This is a dress I made using a vintage dressmaking pattern.

Material Notes

Red double knit.
quite thick.




Garment Type

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.05 AMby bernieandi

    Love it! You look amazing it it!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 03.21 PMby Rosy1964

    This dress is awesome, totally my style! Love, love it!

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    May 23, 2011, 11.51 PMby wildcatspow

    Wow, this is adorable!!

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    May 1, 2011, 10.30 AMby red-lia

    Wow! It looks like straight out of some Vogue 1970’s production!

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      May 1, 2011, 10.38 AMby tasallison

      I have an Americana Vogue pattern book from the 1970’s and it does look a bit like something from that time.

      p.s love your projects!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.01 AMby anandahernandez

    This ones is so pretty, I would wear it right away

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    Jan 19, 2011, 08.11 PMby cooi

    Very nice!! It really works well on you. I have one tip for you though. I think I see the seam of the collar in the photo. When you iron the collar before attaching it (you can even try after you have done so, it’s just easier the other way) you can iron it so the seam actually rolls under one side of the collar (so you’re not actually iron it folded in half). Then you won’t see the seam! :)

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      Jan 19, 2011, 10.21 PMby tasallison

      thanks for the tip cooi, the collar and the bottom of the skirt are really dodgy, i wont wear this dress because of them…i used the wrong weight interfacing for the collar as well as the bottom panel of the skirt was added after because the dress was too short for me…i’m a wuss like that!

      thanks again, i’d like to learn more tips and tricks like this :-)


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    Jan 2, 2010, 09.40 AMby anio

    Really nice dress in really nice color

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    Oct 11, 2009, 12.39 PMby zozowahine

    Really nice! Fab choice of colour for both you and this dress style.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.36 PMby redflamenca

    Beautiful!! Simple and sexy… A dress you can wear at any occasion. Great work!!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 07.38 AMby tasallison

    The pattern was just something I had kicking around at home…second-hand store find.

    the collar isn’t done with interfacing so it looks crappy.. so If you find this pattern and make it up then it’ll look way better! plus I had to take it in 1" up the sides and under the arms.

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    Aug 25, 2009, 06.36 AMby bethc

    I love this dress, it is 100% my style. Where did you get the pattern for it?

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    Aug 25, 2009, 12.39 AMby alekat

    oooh i like this alot. it looks like it should be in that show “Mad Men”. very good work!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 09.35 PMby nikkishell

    So stylish! Looks great in red.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 11.22 AMby claperdrix

    Incredibly pretty!!!!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 11.46 AMby badkitty-1

    This is so stylish. What a great dress.

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    Aug 23, 2009, 05.50 AMby jamber

    Love the colour on you and the neckline is really stylish, great work!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 04.36 AMby theappletree

    Very pretty! I think I could wear dresses that look like that everyday. :)

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    Aug 22, 2009, 09.42 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Nice dress, very feminine

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    Aug 22, 2009, 04.00 PMby sallybentz

    This will be great for winter. I love it.

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    Aug 22, 2009, 02.37 PMby Alyssa Lorraine

    Adorable and classic…Where’s the cocktail?

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    Aug 22, 2009, 02.20 PMby nenasew

    Love the dress. Looks a bit Jackie O.

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    Aug 22, 2009, 01.13 PMby hannnc

    Thats a really cute dress, love the vintage style! The red really suits you too :) Thanks also for including a pic of the pattern, it’s always nice to see that.

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    Aug 22, 2009, 11.02 AMby irmchen

    I like this pattern! It is all well-chosen, the fabric, the color… .

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    Aug 22, 2009, 08.15 AMby sarsaparilla

    This is really nice! I love vintage patterns :)

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    Aug 22, 2009, 07.56 AMby julietta

    Adorable dress and great color. It looks very good on you!

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    Aug 22, 2009, 07.22 AMby sewella


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    Aug 22, 2009, 07.04 AMby tasallison

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